Checkmate - Weekend

Checkmate

By Michael Karlo Lim

Suiting need not be stiff, and with more colors and materials available off the rack, we now have more opportunity for experimentation. For those not ready for floral formals, subtler patterns, like checks, may very well be a foot through the door.

Never blue in Hong Kong but wearing it on this Super Skinny. The single-breasted jacket in all-over blue check pattern has a single button fastening and slim, notch lapels. Topman’s closest-fitting style is a snug fit at waist, thighs and upper calves — for fans of a tighter fit — but won’t hug the ankle.

Tartan has broader stripes of color crisscrossing for a bolder pattern. Here in one color and style most representative of the weave, Black Watch, the unconventionality is wisely cut into a less extreme form, The Skinny. Fitted but formal, designed to be narrow but with room to move, it is
a modern silhouette between contemporary and classic. Take it to work, fancify for formals or style casually for your everyday.

Red may be the color most associated with Valentine’s, but pink gives it a run for its money here in this Milan suit, also from the Super Skinny line.
Also single-breasted, this one is in an all-over pink check pattern with subtle stretch throughout, suitable enough for formal events when it’s ok to be trendy. Also, easily dresses down as separates.

All suits available at Topman, LGF Ayala Center Cebu.

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